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Chapter 591 – Noise

The Noise Chapter provides standards for noise and applies to all properties within the City of Toronto. The purpose of the by-law is to reduce the impact of unwanted sound on the residents of the City.

The general prohibition prevents persons from making, causing or permitting any noise, at any time, which is likely to disturb the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the inhabitants of the City.

A further amendment to the Noise Chapter applies to construction noise. Operating vehicles or equipment in connection with the construction of any building after 7:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday is considered a violation (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and all day on Sunday and statutory holidays).

If you are experiencing noise-related problems, contact your District Office and an Officer will investigate the complaint. Any person can make an application for an exemption to any noise prohibition described in the Chapter. (See 591-10 of the Municipal Code for further details.)

The City of Toronto and the former municipalities that make up the amalgamated City have passed more than 180,000 by-laws. The Toronto Municipal Code is a compilation of by-laws organized by subject. Each chapter is a by-law. For example, Chapter 591 – Noise; or, Chapter 447 – Fences. The Chapters from Toronto Municipal Code are enforced by officers from the Municipal Licensing & Standards Division Investigation Services.

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